The Regional Monitoring Program for Water Quality in San Francisco Bay is an innovative collaboration of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board, the regulated discharger community, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute. It provides water quality regulators with information they need to manage the Bay effectively. The Program issues a report each year, the Pulse of the Bay in odd years and the RMP Update in even years. 

The purpose of The Pulse is to make the most important information available on water quality in the Bay accessible to water quality managers, decision-makers, scientists, and the public. The 2017 Pulse celebrates the 25th anniversary of the RMP with a look back at the history of the program, along with articles on emerging contaminants, nutrients, and the Bay margins. 

The RMP Update provides a concise overview of recent RMP activities and findings, and a look ahead to significant products anticipated in the next two years. 

For a hard copy of the Pulse, or if you have comments or questions, please contact Jay Davis:


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Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
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